It's Trending Now with My Creative Time today, and we're focusing on the heat embossing trend. I think this is a trend that is here to stay. There are so many fun techniques to use with heat embossing! I used a very simple technique of heat embossing a sentiment from the Seasonal Greetings stamp and die set on my card today. I used Hero Arts Platinum embossing powder, which has a beautiful tone. I wanted my cards to have some dimensional hearts that matched the sentiment, so I die cut them out of white cardstock, using dies from the Ouch stamp and die set, and then attached them to a narrow strip of cardstock with a bit of double-sided tape, covered them with Versamark ink, and heat embossed them with that same embossing powder. As soon as the powder melted, I added more and melted that layer, repeating the process three times. I love the end results this yields, with my shiny metallic hearts!
I was recently inspired by some cards with stitched hearts made by Nichol Spohr. She used some stitching dies to make her hearts. I didn't have any, so I took a heart die from Stitched Belly Band Dies, and ran it through my Vagabond, with it set up as if I was embossing, using an embossing mat. This left the impression of the heart without cutting it, and I was then able to pencil in where I wanted to make holes, and then I used a paper piercer to create the holes. Finally, I used crochet thread for the stitching.
The pretty mats were made with the Postage Frame Dies and Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies.
Be sure to stop by Emma's blog to see what she and the rest of the design team have to share with you today!
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